Des Moines Creativity

I love the colorful circles outside the planetarium in Des Moines. They are very creative. But I am most attracted to architectural features like the inside of the dome. There is just something about architectural symmetry that draws… Read More


Iowa is pretty much known as corn to many of us so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to see this very large picture of corn in the State House in Des Moines.  I am not making… Read More

Symmetry Attack…

I am having another symmetry attack and need to get it out of my system. This picture of symmetry was taken at the Des Moines Iowa State Museum a few years ago. It is a very interesting place… Read More

Be a Giver, Not a Taker….

I found this plaque in the State Capital in Des Moines Iowa. It says a lot about what the heart of America really means. It is a quote form St. Francis os Assisi in memory John F. Kennedy.

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Celebrating Native Americans….

Des Moines IA – Native Americans It has not been that many years ago that native Americans were treated and thought to be less than human. It is nice to see them getting more respect and recognized as… Read More

A Box of Eggs…..

It is not everyday that you see such an assortment of eggs🙂   I discovered this one at the Historical Center in Des Moines in 2010. Thought you might find it interesting.

Living History Farms, Des Moines–Sept 2010

  This was part of the village at the Farms. The main attraction were three farms representing different eras of America’s past. It was a neat place to visit.

Bicycle Rack??

Ok the picture above is of a bicycle rack. No there are no bicycles in it that is the rack.  So in this case editing did not strecth the truth.  This is one of many unique bicycle racks… Read More

Des Moines Botanical Center – Des Moines, IA

The Des Moines Botanical Center is not one of the largest we have visited but it probably one of the best maintained (both inside and out). Date Visited June 2010

Iowa Historical Museum – Des Moines, IA

These pictures of the Iowa Historical Museum, that is in front of the Capital Building, were also taken during our June 2010 trip. Besides the Iowa political primaries section of the museum one of my favorite things was… Read More

Inside the Capital Building – Des Moines, IA

Here are some pictures from inside the Des Moines Capital building.  I particularly like the library with the spiral staircase.  As usual click on any photo below to see a larger image.

Capital Building – Des Moines, IA

Let’s stay in Des Moines for a few more posts. Here are some pictures of the outside of the Capital building.  It is one of the most beautiful capitals we have visited in the U.S. But, we did… Read More